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In and Around Town: Aug. 28

on August 28, 2014 - 2:16pm
Editor's Note: The community calendar "In and Around Town" is published on the front page of the Los Alamos Daily Post every Thursday, updated daily and accessible any time by clicking the red button at the top right of this page.
 
THURSDAY Aug. 28
 
Authors Speak Talk with Sci-fi Author  T. Jackson King
Science fiction writer T. Jackson King talks about his writing and his novels at Mesa Public Library’s “Quotes: The Authors Speak Series” 7 p.m., Upstairs Rotunda.
 
Nautre on Tap:
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Museum of New Mexico Staffers Win Major Publications Awards

on August 28, 2014 - 7:32am
Promotional materials for 'Turquoise, Water, Sky.' Courtesy/ Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

STATE News:

SANTA FE—The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is proud to announce that members of its staff have won three of four awards in the 2014 Publications Design Competition of the Mountain-Plains Museum Association.

The awards, to be presented at the organization’s Sept. 28–Oct. 2 conference, represent excellence in the design of exhibition catalogues, books and other collateral materials produced for museums within a 10-state region of Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New

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Cinema Cindy Reviews 'The Giver'

on August 28, 2014 - 7:12am

By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB

“The Giver” is another young adult novel turned to film that presents a dystopian vision of the future. And like the others we’ve seen in recent years—“Hunger Games,” “Divergent”—it succeeds in making me want to read the book after seeing the film.

From much younger friends, I have heard that the film doesn’t do the book justice. But that is usually the case in movies that have to tell the fullness of a story in less than two hours. Nonetheless, the images and characters in the film will give visuals to the words I will read when I do buy the book.

Los Alamos' Amy Storey (Trixie ConQueso) Appears on TV Thursday

on August 27, 2014 - 9:42am
Amy Storey of Los Alamos performing this summer in Las Vegas, Nev., at the 'WonderGround' variety show. 
Courtesy/SherylAnn Garrett
 
Amy Storey, center, with her backup dancers 'The Cheesy Delights' Piper Wohlbier and Marcie Long. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:

Amy Storey of Los Alamos will appear as Trixie ConQueso at 7 a.m., Thursday on The Morning Brew with Larry Ahrens.

Storey is promoting the 'Fierce Women Party' set for Labor Day, Sept. 2 at the Tractor Brewing Company on 4th Street in the Nob Hill area of Albuquerque.

This Week at the Reel Deal

on August 27, 2014 - 7:39am
Column by JIM O'DONNELL
Reel Deal Theater    

This week we are opening The Hundred Foot Journey and A Most Wanted Man (Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s last film.)

Sin City, The Giver, and Guardians of the Galaxy will hold for another week. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will end this Thursday. Despite poor reviews, I saw Sin City and liked it. It is indeed an artistic work of cinematography and definitely worth a look.

Thanks to all of you who waited patiently for The Hundred Foot Journey, and A Most Wanted Man. Hope we have a good turn-out so we can continue to get this type of genre at the

New Mexico Artist Greg Reiche Begins Sculpture Design Process for New Nature Center

on August 27, 2014 - 7:32am
Flor del Llano, a public art piece designed by Greg Reiche for the city of Longmont, Colo. Courtes/gregreichdesign.com

PEEC News:

Last week, the Arts in Public Places Committee and members of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) met with artist Greg Reiche to formally kick off the design process for the sculpture to adorn the outside of the new Los Alamos County Nature Center.

The group toured the construction site where the new facility is well under construction, giving the artist a chance to better understand PEEC, its mission, and the role the new center will play in the

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¡Globalquerque! New Mexico’s Celebration of World Music & Culture Marks 10 Years of International Music

on August 27, 2014 - 7:10am

Courtesy/NHCC

MUSIC News:

¡Globalquerque! New Mexico’s Annual Celebration of World Music & Culture, the Southwest’s biggest world music and culture party, will again descend on the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) along the banks of the Rio Grande in Albuquerque.  

¡Globalquerque! Is celebrating 10 years of successfully mixing the most eclectic lineups of world-class acts from across the planet - from the traditional to the cutting-edge - the legendary to up-and-coming new discoveries! ¡Globalquerque! will bring the world to Albuquerque Sept. 19 and 20.

The Afro-Cuban All Stars.

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Pajarito String Band of Los Alamos Wins Bluegrass Band Competition!

on August 25, 2014 - 10:32am

Showing off their blue ribbons, Pajarito String Band, a Los Alamos based swing and bluegrass group, won the Bluegrass Band Competition Sunday at the 40th Santa Fe Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival. Band members include John Wohlbier, Lorelei Wohlbier, Evelyn Wohlbier, Mark Schraad and Ian Fleming. Watch their performance at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-Y59bCmgwkat. Courtesy photo

Pajarito String Band performing for the 40th Santa Fe Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival. PrintScreen/Courtesy

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